[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements--Auditions for Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Thu Aug 16 11:13:18 EDT 2012

Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements

Aug. 16, 2012

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From:  Bschaechter at nyc.rr.com
Date:   Aug 2
Subject: Auditions

Auditions are coming up for the 2012/2013 season of The Jewish
People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC, the accomplished Yiddish chorus
in New York City, conducted by Binyumen Schaechter.  No knowledge of
Yiddish required.

The auditions will be held on the evenings of September 4, 5 and 6,
2012, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Marseilles, 230 West 103 St, New
York City.  Auditions by appointment only.  Email Lisa at
information at thejppc.org.   If unavailable on any of the 3 eves listed
above, please contact Lisa to schedule another time.

The JPPC performs only in Yiddish.  Knowledge of Yiddish is not
required to sing in the chorus.  Lyrics are in English
transliteration.  Word-for-word translations are provided.

Ability to read musical notes or sight-sing is beneficial.  MP3s of
vocal parts with lyrics are provided.

Rehearsals are on Mondays at the address above, from 6:30 to 8:30
(8:45 as we get closer to concerts), from September through early
June, except on Jewish and some national holidays. First rehearsal
this year is on Monday eve, September 10.  Due to the Jewish holidays,
our 2nd rehearsal will be Sept. 24, and our 3rd - October 15th.

To hear live recordings from recent JPPC concerts, send an email to
information at thejppc.org and we'll be glad to send you individual mp3s
of Tum balalayke ("Tum, Balalaika"), Unter dayne vayse shtern  ("Under
Your White Stars"), Vaserl ("Little Stream"), or a variety of other

And if you're interested in reading about a recent concert, you can
click on http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/7368-bridging-two-worlds-a-yiddish-musical-journey

We already have two concerts scheduled for this coming season - listed
below - and other performances invariably come up during the year.
Saturday evening, December 15, 2012, Town & Village Synagogue, 334
East 14 St, New York City.
JPC Gala Spring Concert, Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4:30 PM at Symphony
Space, 2537 Broadway (95th St.), New York City.
All info about JPPC concerts can be found here: http://thejppc.org/id3.html

For more information, feel free to contact Conductor Binyumen
Schaechter at information at thejppc.org
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